|01||The Morality Of Craft||20081020||20090202|
Fiona Maccarthy discusses one of the core beliefs of the Arts and Crafts Movement - that hand-making had a higher moral worth than machine production.
She focuses on one of the most ambitious members of the movement, CR Ashbee who, in 1902, persuaded members of his East End of London Guild of Handicraft to resettle with their families in Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds.
She focuses on one of the most ambitious members of the movement, CR Ashbee, who in 1902 persuaded members of his East End of London Guild of Handicraft to resettle their families in Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds.
Fiona Maccarthy discusses the Arts and Crafts Movement's belief in making things by hand.
|02||The Politics Of Craft||20081021||20090203|
Fiona Maccarthy, an expert on the Arts and Crafts Movement, explores the life of Edward Carpenter, the 'Saint in Sandals', who opted for a life of self-sufficiency and supported himself by making shoes.
Carpenter's radical ideals embodied a whole new social order of the craftsman as social protester - the outsider in an increasingly commercial and cynical society.
Fiona Maccarthy on the life of Edward Carpenter, who chose a life of self-sufficiency.
|03||God Made The Countryside||20081022||20090204|
Historian Alan Crawford ponders his time spent as a monk in the countryside, and his admiration for Godfrey Blount and Maude King, writers and craftspeople who singled out the countryside as a God-given realm.
|04||Michael Cardew In Africa||20081023||20090205|
Art historian Tanya Harrod explains how the Arts and Crafts Movement transplanted itself to Africa, focusing on the story of potter Michael Cardew who abandoned life in the English West Country for the African Gold Coast.
Art historian Tanya Harrod on how the Arts and Crafts Movement moved over to Africa.
|05 LAST||Back To The City||20081024||20090206|
London-based potter Edmund de Waal considers two European emigre potters, Hans Coper and Lucie Rie, who, in contrast with their rural-based English contemporaries, successfully worked in the city.
Edmund de Waal considers two European emigre potters, Hans Coper and Lucie Rie.